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Mango Fudge Refrigerator Ribbon Cookies

I’ve always thought that a ribbon cookie is especially nice. Although it’s a single cookie, it really seems like two or three different cookies because of its lovely layers of flavor. These refrigerated ribbon cookies have a rich chocolate layer balanced by a bright orange-mango layer—a very special combination. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried mango
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pistachios
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Divide dough in half. Mix melted chocolate into 1 half; stir in miniature chips. Mix mango, pistachios and orange zest into remaining half dough.
  • Line an 8x4-in. loaf pan with plastic wrap, letting ends extend over sides. Press half the chocolate dough onto bottom of pan; top with half the mango dough. Repeat layers.
  • Lifting with plastic, remove dough from pan; fold plastic over dough to wrap completely. Refrigerate dough in pan until firm, 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/2-in.-thick slices; cut each slice crosswise into thirds. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until edges are lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 104 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • testing123a23874823
    Apr 28, 2020

    Absolutely love this recipe, so tasty!

  • Gerald
    Dec 7, 2019

    Very simple recipe and turned out great just like the picture! Next time I will melt more chocolate because 1/3 c. isn’t enough and will use regular semi sweet chips (minis are hard to find in small towns). The orange zest stands out, the mango and pastachio flavors didn’t come out so strong. This recipe is a keeper.